Ten Thousand Stitches
In “Ten Thousand Stitches,” we are introduced to Effie, a girl who’d give nearly anything to be seen by the man she loves— Benedict Ashbrooke. There’s only one problem. He’s a lord and she’s his housemaid.
The Book of Jon
Sikelianos’s writing is poignant and unsentimental all at once. And with a single thread, she skillfully weaves together poems, prose, snapshots and photographs of her brilliant, loving, heroine addicted and failing father.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
On Earth is visceral and haunting. Every thought has a purpose and a resounding note. Little Dog’s relationship with his mother, with other men, with America and English is poetic but not overly embellished. Every movement of his words strike and flow with intention.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
I would suggest this book if you’re looking for something entertaining and juicy. It’s not challenging to read, but it does bring up great topics of discussion in morality and ethics.
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
If you want a one line summation of my thoughts here it is: Everyone should read this collection. I think this review will benefit from simplicity, because it’s really that simple. Pick it up.
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
Like Water for Chocolate is a charming tale of love, food, familial duty, and empowerment.
The Deep is altogether provocative, poetic, and great for discussion, but in the end, I was still left wanting more.
Year of the Reaper
The world building is beautifully crafted (familiar but new and not overly complicated). I personally love historical fiction and even more so when it’s fantasy, so I had no problem placing myself in the setting of this novel, which is set during the Black Plague.
It Ends with Us
My recommendation? Close your ears to the noise surrounding this book and go in with no expectations. Don’t even read my review yet. My fatal flaw was listening to all the hype prior to picking it up.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories
There are books that can just be enjoyed on their own and then there are books that are meant to be discussed. Carver’s collection of short stories are the latter for me. He uses tightly woven dialogue and basic repetition to create a melody that is heavy and haunting despite its simplicity. His writing is…